Kenyan Government Fast-track Border Wall Construction on Mandera

Kenya government continues with construction of the 700 kilometers security wall on its porous border with Somalia aimed at blocking Al-Shabaab from crossing over.

 According to Mandera county commissioner Fredrick Shisia, the construction resumed last month after the project stalled for some time.

The construction of the wall is being manned by the Kenya Defence Forces soldiers who are already on the ground.

Terror hot spot areas such as Fino, Omar Jillow and Arabia will be shielded by the wall and bar Al-Shabaab infiltration and frequent attacks citing they are less than 20 kilometers from the border with Somalia.

On his part Army, Major General KT Chepkuto who is in charge of the project confirmed that the government has bought all materials needed to build the wall.

The army general said his men are providing security and expertise for the project.

KDF engineers are overseeing the construction works and a few civilians have been hired as masons.

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